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Would not our fixation on not having a hard Border between Newry and Dundalk seem small time and parochial? After all, billions of euro in profits, involving some of the largest conglomerates on the continent, could be at risk if the Irish 'backstop' scuppered an agreed exit deal. Yet, to...
Composite materials made from agricultural waste could be used to produce sustainable, lightweight and low-cost applications in the automotive and marine industries. A team of researchers, led by the University of Portsmouth, have developed a bio-composite material using date palm fibre biomass (biomass is a term that includes waste material...
4 Infographics Outlining Hong Kong’s Fintech Industry Hong Kong, an international finance hub and technologically advanced center for logistics and communications, has been hard at work to develop a favorable environment for fintech innovation and startups. As a result, the ecosystem has grown significantly in the past years, and today, the...
Cryptocurrency has had a rough time in 2018; following record highs that were well en route about this time last year, Bitcoin has since lost 73 percent of its value. While the concept of digital currency has always attracted a skeptical eye, the technology underpinning it has always tended to be held...
Image: Screenshot from Twitter/@wongmjane Facebook has recently started gradually rolling out a new and improved Messenger app. Apparently, it was not the only surprise the tech company has for users, as Facebook has also started testing its dark mode option in select countries. Jane Manchun Wong, a tech blogger who became...
SINGAPORE -- China will again shape Asia's economic outlook in 2019 as the region's largest economy faces internal and external challenges, including trade tensions with the U.S. Economists expect China's growth to slow versus 2018, affecting economies across Asia. All eyes are fixed on Beijing's response. In line with global trends,...
Almost a third of the world’s most important crops are grown in areas where water resourcing is stressed. As the world looks set to endure rising temperatures in line with the trends of the last decade, the increasingly regularity of droughts seems almost inevitable, and agricultural companies must therefore...
Everyone loves a good farmers market. If you say you don’t, you’re lying. A stroll in the sun, buying what looks good, perhaps a little people watching while you bite into a freshly made doughnut, a hunk of cheese, or a breakfast sandwich. This is our attempt at helping you live...
By Dalisay DG. Fernandez There are high export potentials for the Philippines' fish and fishery items, making the nation a key player in the export market. This is the outcome of the country's vast natural deposits, and the market need and good rates being provided for export products. There is a...
Thanks to the rather wonderful Z8, BMW has relatively recent form in going retro. We asked its design boss Adrian van Hooydonk if there was any temptation to do so again when reinventing the 8 Series badge. “The original 8 Series was something outside of the ordinary for the brand....